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Dear Leschi School Community,
The Open House last Thursday evening, October 17, was a phenomenal experience. It was energizing to see families gathered to support student learning. I appreciate everyone who was able to come and learn from their children firsthand what they are learning in class. It is a great experience for children to share with their families what they have been learning and to demonstrate pride in their work here at Leschi. If you were unable to attend, I encourage you to communicate with your children at home about what they are doing in class and ask them to explain some of their favorite learning activities of the day and what makes that time enjoyable to them.
Also, I encourage every family to attend conferences with your child’s teacher in November. We have set a goal to reach 100% of our families this November. Please contact your teacher to schedule your conference appointment. This is the only time on the school calendar that you have a scheduled, individual time to discuss your child’s learning with his or her teacher. Every teacher is excited to share with families the strengths of each child as well as the areas to further support your child so that he or she can continue to thrive here at Leschi.
We have noticed that several students are consistently arriving late to school and/or missing school. I would like to personally stress the importance of school attendance as well as share research regarding the importance of school attendance. The U.S. Department of Education reports that for every missed day of school, it takes students two days to catch up academically. Absences not only mean lost instruction but also the opportunity to interact and learn from other students, a key aspect of our learning community.
We are asking for your help in the following ways:
● · Please ensure that, except in the case of serious illness or emergency, your children are at school and on time every day. Learning starts promptly at 8:40 a.m. Therefore, children need to be in their classrooms prepared to learn no later than that time, and stay at school until 2:50 p.m., Monday through Friday. If your child eats breakfast at Leschi, please plan on arriving at 8:20 a.m. for breakfast. Students who arrive late and/or leave early miss core academic instruction, which may have a serious adverse effect on their academic progress.
● · Please remember to call the office if your child is absent from school. It is extremely important for us to be able to verify where every child is every day.
● · Please refrain from scheduling vacations or time away from school until holidays or breaks. Seattle Public Schools’ attendance policy states that travel to another city, country, or out of state is not excused.
This can be a great school year for every student if we all partner together!
New Bell Times for 2013-2014 School Year
Starting this school year, classes will start at 8:40 AM (this is 10 minutes earlier than last year) and will end at 2:50 PM (also 10 minutes earlier). Please make appropriate arrangements to ensure your students are at school, and picked up from school on time. Contact the office at 252-2950 if you have any questions.